Duke of York Community Parnterships
The Duke Pubs are proud partners with various organizations and suppliers in our neighbourhoods. We love being involved in our community and working with local suppliers who provide premium quality products. We believe these relationships are vital to ensuring our pubs are your ideal hosts.
Accessibility Professionals of Ontario
Accessibility Professionals of Ontario supply our braille and large print menus that enable us to provide hospitable service to the visually impaired. Together, we work toward the goal of breaking down barriers that prevent people with disabilities from fully participating in our society.
The Duke of Edinburgh International Award Canada – Ontario
The Duke Pubs are proud supporters of the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Canada – Ontario. The Duke of Ed Award programme believes that not all learning happens in the classroom and their aim is to help equip young Canadians aged 14-24 for success in life. The Award empowers them to discover hidden talents, develop untapped leadership potential, make a difference in their community and explore the wonders of the great outdoors. The personal journey to earn the Award requires young people to look beyond their comfort zone and tap into their sense of discovery. Participants set and achieve personal goals in activities they want to experience and develop, making each Award a unique journey.
The Duke Pubs are excited to work with the team at the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Canada – Ontario to help ensure this youth development program remains accessible and barrier-free to all young people including at-risk youth and youth living in low socio-economic situations.
Toronto Ultimate Club
The Duke of York is excited to partner with the Toronto Ultimate Club (TUC). TUC teams of 6 or more enjoy 15% off food when visiting the York. The Toronto Ultimate Club is the flagship organization that provides the highest quality Ultimate experience to the greater Toronto community. TUC runs Ultimate Frisbee leagues, tournaments and events throughout the year and for all ages and skill levels. New players are welcome! Visit www.tuc.org or @torontoultimate for more info.
Bata Shoe Museum
The Duke of York is a proud community partner of the Bata Shoe Museum. After supporting a couple of past exhibitions, we are happy to call the folks at the Bata Shoe Museum our friends, as well as our neighbours!
University of Toronto Varsity Blues
This partnership has allowed the Duke of York to support the athletes and events at the Varsity complex just across Bloor Street. The York provides lunch for VB Alumni during the home football games in the fall, and prizes for athletes and spectators at various sports games throughout the year.
The Royal Conservatory
Hayter’s Turkey Farm
Located in Dashwood, Ontario, just three hours west of Toronto, Hayter’s Farm is a third generation family-run farm. The Hayter Family provides us with the fresh, delicious turkey you’ll find in our Old-Fashioned Turkey Club.
Hart House Theatre
The Duke of York has enjoyed a strong relationship with Hart House Theatre for many years. The York enthusiastically promotes each HHT show, and is the venue for each production’s opening and closing parties. Every HHT season supporter receives a $25.00 Duke of York gift certificate with their subscription and the York offers a $21 prix-fixe meal to ticket holders. HHT patrons also enjoy 2-for-1 Basket Bites after each show.
Come On In
Steps from St. George subway station, the Duke of York is located on Prince Arthur Avenue, just east of Bedford and north of Bloor.